Design Bibliography Database: McGill University
Design Bibliography Database
Centre for Intelligent Machines
McGill University

Contributor Guidelines

The Design Bibliography Database aims at helping engineering designers, and designers at large to some extent, find bibliography items on specific topics of their multidiscipline. Any article, paper (published or unpublished), monograph, report, website, patent, or similar work which may be of special interest to engineering designers is a candidate for inclusion in the database.

Please provide as much information as possible when submitting an entry for inclusion. Note that the following information MUST be provided. The document type, which indicates the nature of the resource (e.g. book, journal article, chapter in book, patent, website, etc.). A title must be provided (if the work is a translation, please provide the title in the original language in the Original Language field). Appropriate keywords (either those provided by the author or creator, or chosen by yourself if no such keywords have been provided) must also be supplied. Also please note that you must provide us with your name, email address and institution.

Here are a few examples to help guide you.

[1] Monograph (book)

Merlet, J.-P., 1997, Les robots paralléles, Hermés, 2éme édition.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Monograph
Keywords:
Author:Merlet, J.-P.
Title:Les robots paralléles, 2nd edition
Date of publication:1997
Language:French
Publisher:Hermès
Place of publication:Paris


[2] Monograph (book in translation)

Einstein, Albert. The Born-Einstein letters : correspondence between Albert Einstein and Max and Hedwig Born from 1916 to 1955 / With commentaries by Max Born. Translated by Irene Born. New York, Walker [1971].

Should be entered like this:

Document Type: Monograph
Keywords:
Author:Einstein, Albert. With commentaries by Max Born. Translated by Irene Born.
Title:The Born-Einstein letters; correspondence between Albert Einstein and Max and Hedwig Born from 1916 to 1955
Original Title:Briefwechsel 1916-1955
Date of publication:1971
Original Language:German
Publisher:Walker
Place of publication:New York


[3] Monograph (book forming part of a book series)

Gen, Mitsuo. Genetic algorithms and engineering optimization. New York ; Chichester [England] : Wiley, c2000.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Monograph
Keywords:
Author:Gen, Mitsuo
Title:Genetic algorithms and engineering optimization
Date of publication:2000
Book Series Title:Wiley series in engineering design and automation
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:New York ; Chichester [England]


[4] Journal article

P. Sirisalee, M. F. Ashby, G. T. Parks, P. John Clarkson, "Multi-Criteria Material Selection of Monolithic and Multi-Materials in Engineering Design." Advanced Engineering Materials 8 (1-2), February, 2006, pp.48-56.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Journal article
Keywords:
Author:P. Sirisalee, M. F. Ashby, G. T. Parks, P. John Clarkson
Title:Multi-criteria material selection of monolithic and multi-materials in engineering design
Date of publication:February, 2006
Serial (journal) Title:Advanced Engineering Materials
Serial (journal) Volume:6
Serial (journal) Number:1-2
Pages:pp. 48-56


[5] Conference paper

Arai, T., et al, 1990, "Design, analysis, and construction of a prototype parallel link manipulator," Proceedings. IROS '90. IEEE Int. Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 'Towards a New Frontier of Applications', pp. 205-212.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Conference paper
Keywords:
Author:Arai, T., et al
Title:Design, analysis, and construction of a prototype parallel link manipulator
In:Proceedings. IROS '90. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '90. Towards a New Frontier of Applications
Date of publication:1990
Pages:205-212
Conference Name:IROS '90. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '90
Conference Country:Japan
Conference City:Ibaraki
Conference Date:3-6 July 1990
Conference Sponsor:IEEE; Robotics Society of Japan


[6] Conference proceedings

Demazeau, Y. and Müller, J.-P. (eds), Proceedings. IROS '90. IEEE Int. Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 'Towards a New Frontier of Applications'. 2 vols., New York: IEEE Press, 1990.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Conference proceedings
Keywords:
Author:Demazeau, Y. and Müller, J.-P. (eds)
Title:Proceedings. IROS '90. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '90. Towards a New Frontier of Applications. 2 vols.
Date of publication:1990
Conference Name:IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '90
Conference Country:Japan
Conference City:Ibaraki
Conference Date:3-6 July 1990
Conference Sponsor:IEEE; Robotics Society of Japan
Publisher:IEEE Press
Place of publication:New York


[7] Patent

Angeles, J. and Morozov, A., 2003, "Four-degree-of-freedom Parallel Manipulator for Producing Schönflies Motions," International Patent Application PCT/CA2003/001695, filed Nov. 5, 2003.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Patent
Keywords:
Author:Angeles, J. and Morozov, A.
Title:Four-degree-of-freedom Parallel Manipulator for Producing Schönflies Motions
Date of publication:Nov. 5, 2003 (filing date)
Patent or Technical Report Code:PCT/CA2003/001695 (International Application Number)


[8] Chapter in book

Ghuneim, T.G., Angeles, J. and Bai, S.P., 2004, "The design of a novel pitch-roll wrist with spherical cam-roller pairs," in J. Lenarcic and M.M. Stanisic. (editors), Advances in Robot Kinematics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 381-388.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Chapter in book
Keywords:
Author:Ghuneim, T.G., Angeles, J. and Bai, S.P.
Title:The design of a novel pitch-roll wrist with spherical cam-roller pairs
In:J. Lenarcic and M.M. Stanisic (editors), Advances in Robot Kinematics
Date of publication:2004
Pages:381-388
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place of publication:Dordrecht


[9] Technical Report

Angeles, J., Morozov, A., Slutski, L., Pizarro-Chong, A., Navarro-Martinez, O. and Jabre, L., 1999, "A Modular Approach to the Mechanical Design of a Macro-Micro Manipulator for the Servicing and Maintenance of Aircraft (M3 System)". Technical Report TR-CIM-99-12, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal, 76 pp.

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Technical report
Keywords:
Author:Angeles, J., Morozov, A., Slutski, L., Pizarro-Chong, A., Navarro-Martinez, O. and Jabre, L.
Title:A Modular Approach to the Mechanical Design of a Macro-Micro Manipulator for the Servicing and Maintenance of Aircraft (M3 System)
Date of publication:1999
Pages:76pp.
Patent or Technical Report Code:Technical Report TR-CIM-99-12
Publisher:Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal


[10] Website

Brumson, B., "Parallel Kinematic Robots," http://www.roboticsonline.com/public/articles/details.cfm?id=797

Should be entered like this:

Document Type:Website
Keywords:
Author:Brumson, B.
Title:Parallel Kinematic Robots
URL:http://www.roboticsonline.com/public/articles/details.cfm?id=797